Lynda Van Scoyoc Women's Political Caucus collection, 1970-2000.
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Lynda Van Scoyoc's work in women's rights began in the early 1970s with the Orlando Police Officer's Auxiliary where, as the organization's vice president, she helped develop training programs for police officer's wives to help them to understand the rigors and demands of being a police officer. In 1975 Van Scoyoc and others would begin to develop the Metropolitan Orlando Women's Political Caucus (MOWPC) for which she served as the first president. She became increasingly active in women's right...
The National Women's Political Caucus was formed in 1971 as a multiparty organization seeking to gain an equal voice and place for women in the political process at the local, state and national levels. The caucus and its state affiliates support women candidates for elective and appointive offices and seek to ensure that women hold policy-making positions in political parties. They have lobbied in state legislatures for the Equal Rights Amendment, women's reproductive rights, and other measures...